Tag Archives: priesthood

PODCAzT 128: “Veterum sapientia”! 50th Anniversary. On Latin in the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Nolite oblivisci hodie quinquagesimum esse anniversarium promulgationis Apostolicae Constitutionis Veterum Sapientia! Surely one of sorest points of our enduring shame as a Church is the way our shepherds have entirely ignored John XXIII’s Apostolic Constitution Veterum sapientia. It isn’t long… … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priesthood ordination customs

From a seminarian: As ordination season is fast approaching, I am hoping you can enlighten me concerning a custom relating to priestly ordinations which has become a topic of discussion among seminarians of late. Specifically, I am wondering whether you … Continue reading

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Fr. Trigilio: what makes priests happy, what grinds them down, and a suggestion

My friend Fr. John Trigilio, who head the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has a not on his blog The Black Biretta about priests and happiness. Here are a few paragraphs from his longer post, which I encourage you to take … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Does an all-male sanctuary foster vocations to the priesthood?

If you are a blogger, may I ask that you link to this poll?  It would be good to have a large sampling. UPDATE 1407 GMT: And also…. added as an afterthought, so the numbers might not match the poll … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to seminarians

The Holy Father’s sermon at Mass with seminarians. Note especially this: Approach the priesthood only if you are firmly convinced that God is calling you to be his ministers, and if you are completely determined to exercise it in obedience … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: older men and priesthood

From a reader: Father, I was in the seminary 14 years ago and completed first theology. I so badly want to return to the priesthood. I wrote my bishop and vocation director 10 times and NEVER received an answer. What does … Continue reading

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Doing what you can do.

Check out a piece over a Fr. Longenecker’s blog.  Excerpt: […] It was on the way home that the phrase, “Silver and gold I have none” kept echoing through my brain and I realized that the Holy Spirit was speaking … Continue reading

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On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom

Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience: From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom.  My emphases: 4. […] What manner of man ought [the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nichols (Westminster) on the priest’s role at Mass

From Zenit with my emphases and comments. Archbishop Nichols on Priests and the Mass “We Don Vestments to Minimize Our Personal Preferences” LONDON, JUNE 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of a homily given by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at … Continue reading

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To honor Benedict XVI’s 60th: 60 hours of adoration, prayer for priests and vocations

A reader alerted me to a very good initiative in the Archdiocese of Denver. 60-Hour Adoration Details Why: To mark the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s priestly ordination What: 60 hours of eucharistic adoration to pray for priests and priestly … Continue reading

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